Q: Do I qualify for workmen’s Comp?
I was on a company trip and broke my arm. Had to have surgery and replaced bone with metal. I was paid for my time on the trip.
A: Absolutely!! You need to call a workers comp attorney right away!
Castillo & Associates
A: YES, an injury sustained in travel IN SERVICE TO THE EMPLOYER is considered an on-the-job injury (we call it 'Arising Out of Employment/Course Of Employment ... shortened to AOE/COE). If the employer / adjuster denies it as 'frolic & detour' you would have to prove to a WCAB Judge that you were traveling and injured arising out of employment. (Know that a woman injured in 'whoopie' in her hotel room was found to have a work-related injury, so a LOT of extra-curricular activity away from the workplace is judged to arise out of employment!!) PLEASE GET A SOLID WORKERS COMP SPECIALIST attorney near you ASAP and get the Workers Compensation Claim Form (DWC Form 1) completed and faxed to the employer ASAP.
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